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Wanda Sports Group, the sports unit of Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda, has said that it will not entertain discussions with the Professional Triathletes Organisation over its takeover bid for the Ironman…

Cricket's Pakistan Super League (PSL) has signed up Chinese telco Oppo as a sponsor ahead of its 2020 edition

The International Table Tennis Federation has decided against awarding its commercial rights wholesale to an agency in its next cycle, and will instead use a combination of in-house expertise and agency…

Former StubHub parent intends to shift sale proceeds into share buybacks

The Lagardère Sports agency is to distribute the international broadcast rights to the USL Championship and USL League One, the second- and third-tier US soccer leagues, respectively.

Global communications agency Burson Cohn & Wolfe has released its International Sports Federations Social Media Ranking 2019, analysing the performances of 41 Olympic sports federations across Instagram,…

League continues highly active dealmaking in emerging category

The general assembly of Belgium’s Pro League today decided to award domestic media rights to subscription broadcaster Eleven Sports from 2020-21 onwards, but resistance from two members has prevented t…

Asian Football Confederation Cup matches involving teams from East Asia have been postponed until April due to the coronavirus outbreak

Fifa’s proposals to cap agent commissions has set it on a collision course with some of the most powerful agents in world football. In this explainer, Ben Cronin outlines the reasoning behind the reforms and the legal arguments for and against them.

SportBusiness speaks to Jorge Mendes about his role as a football agent and how it has developed.

The world of Counter Strike: Global Offensive esports is about to leap into a new era with its first team-owned franchise league, but these developments aren't being welcomed by the game's developer, Valve. Callum McCarthy dives into the idiosyncratic world of Counter Strike economics.

Chris Russo, founder of Fifth Generation Sports, takes a look at what media companies need to think about before making deals with sports betting organizations.

Tiger Woods has revealed he has been approached by the organizers of the Premier Golf League, a proposed rival competition to the PGA Tour.

The Premier League will continue to prefer broadcast-rights deals despite its moves to raise its capacity to adopt a direct-to-consumer model in the next cycle, the league’s executive director, Bill B…

Online retail giant Amazon has hired Sony TV chairman Mike Hopkins to oversee the company's video entertainment business

Fifa has joined forces with FIFPro, the global union for footballers, to launch a $16m (€14.7

Emerging tennis agency Tennium has hired two former Lagardère executives to expand its player representation business.

Enforcement order requires companies to remain fully separate while regulatory review continues

The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has appointed global marketing agency CSM Sport & Entertainment (CSM) as its new sponsorship sales agency.

Extreme E, the new electric off-road SUV racing series scheduled to launch in 2021, has recruited Red Bull executives Kester Wilkinson and Nina Dreier as events manager and marketing manager, respectively

World Rowing has developed its sponsorship agreement with indoor rowing manufacturer Concept2

Singapore telecoms operator StarHub has bolstered its tennis offering by reaching an agreement to launch the beIN Sports 2 channel via its StarHub Entertainment service

Formula One managing director of motorsports Ross Brawn has said it is "unlikely" this year's Shanghai Grand Prix will go ahead as scheduled on April 19 due to the coronavirus

Five top esports team owners have come together to launch an independent breakaway Counter-Strike: Global Offensive league, known as Flashpoint.

Euroleague Basketball has unveiled the 10 finalists of its 2020 Fan XP Innovation Challenge, a contest for tech-focused startups to present innovative ways to enhance the fan experience in sport

Global programmer gains distribution on prominent OTT platform

Live Portuguese-language streaming of matches from the Copa do Brasil is being offered internationally on a new OTT platform launched for the Brazilian club knockout tournament

The Formula One motor-racing series has announced that this year’s pre-season tests will receive coverage on its F1 TV Pro over-the-top streaming service.

The McLaren F1 team has signed its second technology-focused sponsorship in as many days by adding data specialists Splunk to its portfolio

The World Cup of Golf, a national team tournament organised by the US PGA Tour, could undergo a significant overhaul amid reported efforts to enhance prize money and introduce mixed-gender teams

The European Union of Gymnastics (UEG) has agreed a four-year extension to its global rights deal with Eurovision Sport, the sports arm of the European Broadcasting Union consortium of free-to-air broadcasters

Multiyear research concludes impacts from increased shot distances cover broad array of economic, environmental, and competitive areas

Broad-based alliance to encompass joint development and investment opportunities, marketing, cultural exchanges

Sport’s traditional model of the exclusive territory-by-territory sale of media rights is not one that fits esports, according to a leading executive from Riot Games, the esports event organiser and v…

The Mercedes Formula 1 team has added computer technology specialists AMD to its sponsorship portfolio ahead of the 2020 season

The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has questioned the potential impact a new US anti-doping bill could have on the wider efforts to combat the use of illegal substances in sport